Scandit snaps up $150M at a $1B+ valuation for its computer vision-based data capture technology
Consumers and businesses are forever demanding faster and easier ways to get things done, and today a startup that is building tech to make that a reality using AI and the camera on your mobile device
Sidewalk Labs products will be folded into Google proper
Alphabet's smart city project is winding down and Google will take over its products. Sidewalk Labs CEO Dan Doctoroff announced the news in a letter, in which he noted he is stepping down.
US investment in smart roadways will pave the path to an economic boom
The adage of "the way we've always done it" needs to fall by the wayside. Putting public investment into infrastructure is how we got paved roads 100 years ago and interstates 60 years ago.
Meet the startups competing in the Extreme Tech Challenge Global Finals on July 22
There’s not much that thrills us more than a startup competition — and we mean deep down in our bones thrilled. That’s why we’re beyond excited to host the Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) Global
All the tech that went into turning Columbus, Ohio, into a ‘Smart City’
The U.S. Department of Transportation launched a Smart City Challenge in 2015, which asked mid-sized cities across the country to come up with ideas for novel smart transportation systems that would u
Sidewalk Labs launches Pebble, a sensor that uses real-time data to manage city parking
Sidewalk Labs, Alphabet’s urban innovation organization, has announced the launch of Pebble, a vehicle sensor that’s designed to help manage parking in cities by providing real-time parking and cu
Will the pandemic spur a smart rebirth for cities?
With the advent of the pandemic, there’s a historic opportunity to bring the smart city community together and revitalize these urban centers to make them more livable, sustainable and inclusive.
Computer vision software has the potential to reinvent the way cities move
The same frustrations have plagued urban roadways for decades. But technology is finally providing new ways to address the challenges of crowding, pollution and parking enforcement on city streets.
Woven Capital kicks off portfolio with investment in autonomous delivery company Nuro
Woven Capital, the investment arm of Toyota’s innovation-focused subsidiary Woven Planet, has announced an investment into Silicon Valley-based autonomous delivery vehicle company Nuro. This kic
The road to smart city infrastructure starts with research
Distributed ledger technology (DLT), when applied correctly, can do for a city's infrastructure what existing technologies cannot.
Cities must plan ahead for innovation without leaving people behind
Without a doubt, the city of the future must be digital. It must be smart. It must work for everyone.
Check out the breakout sessions at TC Sessions: Mobility
TC Sessions: Mobility on July 10 in San Jose is fast approaching. Get ready for a superb lineup of speakers like Dmitri Dolgov (Waymo), Eric Allison (Uber) and Summer Craze Fowler (Argo AI). See the f
Pavegen, which harvests energy and data from footsteps, secures crowd and Hinduja Group funding
Pavegen, a UK startup which harvests energy from people’s footsteps and also tracks that data, has raised £2.6m on its crowdfunding push having doubled its initial £950k target. The campaign secur
Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs is developing visual cues to indicate when their tech is monitoring you
Alphabet’s subsidiary focused on urban tech development, Sidewalk Labs, is now trying to reinvent signage for smart cities. These signs aren’t to direct the flow of traffic, or to point th
Mobileye CEO Amnon Shashua at TC Sessions: Mobility on July 10
Mobileye, the Israeli-based automotive sensor company acquired by Intel in 2017 for $15.3 billion, is one of the companies at the center of the emerging world of autonomous vehicle technology. WeR
The economics and trade-offs of ad-funded smart city tech
In order to have innovative smart city applications, cities first need to build out the connected infrastructure, which can be a costly, lengthy and politicized process. Third-parties are helping buil
Ford taps Qualcomm to ensure cars can talk to everything else
Ford and chipmaker Qualcomm announced a partnership at CES 2018 on Tuesday to work together on cellular vehicle-to-everything (C2VX) tech, designed to validate and ensure a smooth rollout for the conn
Intersection raises $150 million for the global expansion of its free Wi-Fi
As it looks to expand the global footprint of its internet-enabled digital advertising and informational kiosks, New York-based Intersection has raised $150 million in a new round of financing.
Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs to turn Toronto area into a model smart city
Alphabet-owned Sidewalk Labs, the Google parent’s company focused on smart city technologies, will build a “mixed-use, complete community in Toronto on its eastern waterfront, with the aim
Smart cities are boring. Give us responsive cities.
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